The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 84 77 81
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 47 46 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.84% 1.74% 1.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.23% 6.29% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 23 17
Average daily rate £330 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £341 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £530 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £11.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.75 £28.69 £27.38
% change year-on-year
+69.91% +4.80%
Computer Science
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
755 731 540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 29.63% 27.64% 23.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 395 253
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 19
Average hourly rate £39.50 £23.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.31% +53.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.77 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £31.40 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region.

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire +8 23 £330 -5.03%
Glasgow +16 10 £183 -47.34% 18
Edinburgh -32 6 - - 13
Aberdeen - 6 - -
Stirling +8 3 £490 +40.00%
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science.

1 73 (82.95%) Degree
2 30 (34.09%) Microsoft
3 25 (28.41%) Security Cleared
4 24 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (27.27%) ITIL
5 20 (22.73%) Project Management
5 20 (22.73%) Java
6 19 (21.59%) Six Sigma
7 18 (20.45%) Windows
7 18 (20.45%) SC Cleared
8 17 (19.32%) SQL Server
8 17 (19.32%) Validation
9 16 (18.18%) MCP
9 16 (18.18%) ITIL V3
10 15 (17.05%) MCTS
10 15 (17.05%) HP
10 15 (17.05%) Finance
11 14 (15.91%) JSP 440
12 13 (14.77%) Unix
13 12 (13.64%) Linux
13 12 (13.64%) .NET
13 12 (13.64%) Service Delivery
13 12 (13.64%) OpenStack
14 11 (12.50%) SCCM
14 11 (12.50%) SQL
15 10 (11.36%) SharePoint
15 10 (11.36%) .NET Framework
15 10 (11.36%) Banking
15 10 (11.36%) Content Management
15 10 (11.36%) Windows Server

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (13.64%) OpenStack
2 10 (11.36%) SharePoint
3 7 (7.95%) IIS
4 5 (5.68%) Node.js
5 2 (2.27%) Apache
5 2 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.27%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.14%) Apache Pig
6 1 (1.14%) CMS
6 1 (1.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (3.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.14%) MS Office
2 1 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.95%) SSL
2 5 (5.68%) SNMP
2 5 (5.68%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.55%) HTTP
4 3 (3.41%) DNS
4 3 (3.41%) Kerberos
4 3 (3.41%) LDAP
4 3 (3.41%) SAN
4 3 (3.41%) X.500
5 2 (2.27%) Internet
6 1 (1.14%) NAS
6 1 (1.14%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.41%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.27%) MSDE
3 2 (2.27%) MySQL
3 2 (2.27%) QlikView
4 1 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.14%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.14%) Big Data
4 1 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.14%) GIS
4 1 (1.14%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.14%) HBase
4 1 (1.14%) Mahout
4 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 4 (4.55%) gulp
2 3 (3.41%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (2.27%) Ant
3 2 (2.27%) Gradle
3 2 (2.27%) Log4j
3 2 (2.27%) Maven
4 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (17.05%) Finance
2 10 (11.36%) Banking
3 4 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.27%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.14%) Games
5 1 (1.14%) Publishing
5 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (23.86%) Developer
2 10 (11.36%) SharePoint Engineer
3 7 (7.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (6.82%) Computer Scientist
5 5 (5.68%) Analyst
5 5 (5.68%) Applications Support
5 5 (5.68%) Java Developer
5 5 (5.68%) Node.js Developer
6 4 (4.55%) Architect
6 4 (4.55%) Desktop Support
6 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (3.41%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (3.41%) Consultant
7 3 (3.41%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (3.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (3.41%) Junior
7 3 (3.41%) SQL Analyst
7 3 (3.41%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.41%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.64%) .NET
2 10 (11.36%) .NET Framework
3 8 (9.09%) HTML
4 7 (7.95%) CSS
5 6 (6.82%) Web Services
6 4 (4.55%) Express
6 4 (4.55%) hapi
6 4 (4.55%) React
6 4 (4.55%) RESTful
7 3 (3.41%) CSS3
7 3 (3.41%) HTML5
7 3 (3.41%) jQuery
7 3 (3.41%) Middleware
7 3 (3.41%) Spring
7 3 (3.41%) YUI
8 2 (2.27%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (2.27%) Apache Wicket
8 2 (2.27%) GWT
8 2 (2.27%) Hibernate
8 2 (2.27%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.82%) Visualisation
4 5 (5.68%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (4.55%) Algorithms
5 4 (4.55%) Data Structures
5 4 (4.55%) iPad
5 4 (4.55%) Life Science
5 4 (4.55%) Mathematics
5 4 (4.55%) NHS
6 3 (3.41%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.41%) PKI
6 3 (3.41%) Replication
7 2 (2.27%) Physics
8 1 (1.14%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.14%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.14%) Statistics
8 1 (1.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.45%) Windows
2 13 (14.77%) Unix
3 12 (13.64%) Linux
4 10 (11.36%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.27%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.14%) Android
6 1 (1.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (27.27%) ITIL
2 20 (22.73%) Project Management
3 19 (21.59%) Six Sigma
4 17 (19.32%) Validation
5 16 (18.18%) ITIL V3
6 12 (13.64%) Service Delivery
7 10 (11.36%) Content Management
8 9 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (9.09%) SDLC
10 7 (7.95%) Data Management
10 7 (7.95%) OO
10 7 (7.95%) Service Management
11 6 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (6.82%) ITSM
11 6 (6.82%) PRINCE2
11 6 (6.82%) Software Delivery
12 5 (5.68%) Application Packaging
12 5 (5.68%) ETL
12 5 (5.68%) TDD
13 4 (4.55%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.73%) Java
2 11 (12.50%) SQL
3 8 (9.09%) C++
3 8 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.82%) C
5 3 (3.41%) C#
5 3 (3.41%) Python
6 2 (2.27%) AWK
6 2 (2.27%) Perl
6 2 (2.27%) sed
7 1 (1.14%) Scala
7 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 73 (82.95%) Degree
2 25 (28.41%) Security Cleared
3 24 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (20.45%) SC Cleared
5 16 (18.18%) MCP
6 15 (17.05%) MCTS
7 9 (10.23%) MCSE
8 6 (6.82%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (6.82%) PhD
9 3 (3.41%) ISEB
10 2 (2.27%) ISTQB
11 1 (1.14%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (1.14%) PMI Certification
11 1 (1.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.91%) JSP 440
2 2 (2.27%) QA
3 1 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.14%) FATCA
System Software
1 6 (6.82%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (5.68%) Firmware
3 4 (4.55%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 11 (12.50%) SCCM
2 5 (5.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.14%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (1.14%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.14%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.14%) Simpana
Vendors
1 30 (34.09%) Microsoft
2 15 (17.05%) HP
3 6 (6.82%) Citrix
4 4 (4.55%) Oracle
5 1 (1.14%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.14%) CommVault
5 1 (1.14%) Hortonworks
5 1 (1.14%) MapR
5 1 (1.14%) ServiceNow